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Imam Hadi's (a.s.) Companions and the Narrators of his Traditions - Part 3

21. Ahmad bin al-Fadhl

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.34

22. Ahmad bin Muhammad as-Siyadi al-Basri

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-Hasan al-Askari’s companions.35

23. Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Eesa al-Ash’ari al-Qummi

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam ar-Ridha, Imam al-Jawad, and Imam al-Hadi’s companions.36 He was the chief and notable of the people of Qum and was the head who met the rulers. He had written some books such as at-Tawhid (monotheism), The Virtue of the Prophet, al-Mut’ah (temporary marriage), an-Nawadir (rarities), an-Nasikh wel Mansukh (abrogating and abrogated), the Virtues of the Arabs, and other books.37

24. Ahmad bin Hilal as-Sabrtani al-Baghdadi

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions (or just a narrator of his traditions). He was accused of exaggeration.38 Many traditions dispraised him and said that he was irreligious.

25. Isaaq bin Isma’il bin Noubakht

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions,39 and so did al-Barqi.

26. Isaaq bin Muhammad al-Basri

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was accused of exaggeration.40 The author of al-Khulasah said he was from the companions of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.) but he was accused of exaggeration.

27. Ayyub bin Noah bin Duraj

He was trustworthy and reliable. An-Najashi said, ‘He was an agent of Abul Hasan (al-Hadi) and Abu Muhammad (al-Askari) (peace be upon them). He had a high position near them. He was trustworthy, very pious, and a devoted worshipper. He was reliable in his traditions. His father Noah bin Duraj was a judge in Kufa and was a true faithful. Jameel bin Duraj was his brother.’41

Sheikh at-Tusi said, ‘Ayyub bin Noah was reliable. He had a book and traditions from Abul Hasan the Third (Imam al-Hadi).’ Al-Kashshi said, ‘He was pious. He left just one hundred and fifty dinars after his death, though people thought him wealthy. He narrated from Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) and many narrators narrated from him.’

28. Bishr bin Bashshar an-Naysaburi

He was the uncle of Abu Abdullah ash-Shathani. He was from Imam al-Hadi’s companions as Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned in his Rijal. He narrated from Imam al-Hadi (a.s.), and Sahl narrated from him.42

29. Ja’far bin Ahmad

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions,43 and so did al-Barqi. He narrated from Muhammad bin ‘Ali, and ‘Ali bin Ibrahim al-Qummi narrated from him in his Tafsir.44

30. Ja’far bin Ibrahim bin Noah

Al-Barqi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions,45 and so did Sheikh at-Tusi.

Notes:

    34. al at-Tusi.
    35. Rijal at-Tusi.
    36. Ibid.
    37. Mu'jam Rijal al-Hadith.
    38. Rijal at-Tusi.
    39. Ibid.
    40. Ibid.
    41. Rijal an-Najashi.
    42. Mu'jam Rijal al-Hadith, vol. 3 p.307.
    43. Rijal at-Tusi, p.411.

Adapted from : "The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis" by: "Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi"